Slokas are couplets /verses often compared to proverbs or hymns written and sung in Sanskrit. Each sloka consists of two sixteen - syllable lines of two eight-syllable padas each.
When Slokas originated?
It is believed that slokas originated during Vedic time. Chanting slokas became the part of daily activities of the people at that time. Many Famous Hindu scriptures Bhagwad-Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Vedas were written in form of Slokas. These books compiled the Life history and teachings of Hindu Gods who had taken birth in Human form on the mother Earth. Among many Shlokas that are compiled in these books, some are usually sung or chanted while performing Hindu rituals.
Timings of reciting Slokas
Many Hindu devotees recite slokas in their morning, evening, and night prayers. Some of them recite slokas while doing their daily activities such as bathing, cooking, eating, studying, and travelling.
Effects of reciting Slokas
According to Vedas, It is believed that if you start reciting slokas; it will help you to achieve your materialistic goals but also spiritualistic goals. Further, it is specified in Vedas that Slokas will fill your mind with positive vibrations and give you strength to fight against negative forces in your life and get the victory over it. If you keep reciting slokas for a long time, then you can remain calm in ups and downs that life brings to you.
We have put our efforts here to gather most popular Shlokas with their meaning. It is said that if you chant Slokas with understanding their meaning, you are able to learn how to live in a right way by doing right actions and ultimately attain salvation and get rid of the vicious circle of life and death.